On this day in 1947, the Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber took to the skies for the first time.
Here's test pilot Robert Robbins on the B-47:
The best way to tell about the performance of the Stratojet is to say that any good crew could have flown it. It took no unusual ability or education. Neither Scott Osler nor I deserve any credit for the flight. Rather, the credit should go to the men who carried out these visions on the drafting boards and the factory workers who made the visions a reality.
Check out the video of this impressive jet aircraft below.
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